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Capitation Grants

General
Capitation grants are intended to be spent on the day-to-day running costs of the school, for example, heating, cleaning, lighting, maintenance of school premises and grounds and the provision of teaching materials and resources.

Capitation Grants

Capitation grants are paid to primary schools in two instalments.

The first moiety is usually paid in January and comprises 70% of the total capitation due to a school in the year. As school enrolment data for the previous 30th September is not fully validated at that time, the grant calculations are based on a school's enrolment in the previous school year.

The second moiety is paid in June and comprises the balance due, some 30%, and takes into account any variation in a school's enrolment on the previous 30th September.

The following table sets out the capitation rates.


CAPITATION GRANTS - 2014/2015

Category

Mainstream Schools must have an approved Special Class in order to receive the enhanced rates.

01/09/2014 Revised

01/09/2014 Revised

 

Under 12 years

12 years & over

Mainstream Rate

170

170

Visual Impairment

819

819

Hearing Impairment

819

819

Profoundly Deaf

840

840

Mild General Learning Disability(Mainstream School)

436

650

Mild General Learning Disability (Special school)

544

819

Moderate General Learning Disability

819

819

Severe/ Profound General Learning Disability

840

840

Specific Learning Disability (Mainstream School)

436

650

Specific Learning Disability (Special school)

544

819

Emotional Disturbance

819

819

Severe Emotional Disturbance

840

840

Physical Disability

819

819

Autism/Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

840

840

Specific Speech and Language Disorder

819

819

Multiple Disabilities

840

840

Traveller Children

240

240

Out of Control

840

840

 National Schools in which a BOM has been established = €170 per pupil

National Schools maintained by OPW = €68 per pupil

Scoileanna Lan Ghaeilge (Type 7) = €193 per pupil (mainstream + €23)

Minimum Grant to small schools based on 60 pupils

Model Schools pd Special pupils enhanced rate only - above rates less €170

 

Queries

Queries relating to this grant should be directed to Schools Division Financial , Department of Education & Skills, Athlone, Co. Westmeath Telephone : 090648-3971.

Queries relating to the lodgement of grants to primary schools should be directed to the Central Funds Unit , Department of Education & Skills, Cornamaddy, Athlone, Westmeath – Telephone 090648-3949  Email : Centralfunds@education.gov.ie

 

Last updated: January 2016